There was guitar and harp, rhyme and reason. The event occurred in the shadow of the Sheelagh Na Gig at the gravelly courtyard of the Tara Heritage Centre in a pool of sunlight with young kids running about, puppies barking and falcons flying beyond the walls.
Dr Muireann ní Bhrolocháin Mc(ed) and each artist did three pieces to denote the importance of the centre in our dialogue, the importance of lyric and protest in the Irish engagement with this planet that we all happen to share.
I stood with Robert, one of the campaigners ,holding a full length image of a desecrated tomb from the Collierstown graveyard , which had been excavated , the bodies removed and put in bags (with wee plastic tags).
Everyone who attended was asked to sign the petition for re-burials on the way out and indeed they did. It was a good day, it was nice to see our poets and musicians stand up and ask the Government to recognise that they have offended the people.
It was nice not to see the police nor security people who have abused and hurt those who stood against the destruction of our cultural centre. So thanks to Muireann and Paul and Susan for standing up and making it a wonderful day.
Mo ghra thú.